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Record of Bibliography and Library Literature

1896 Library  
8o The Library. library, the average being 340 each Sunday, against 202 in the previous year. 145,166 volumes were used in the news-rooms and boys' rooms at the branches. The number of adult readers of magazines and newspapers at the branches on Sundays has been 224,176, and the total number of visits paid to all departments of the libraries and reading rooms on Sundays 369,745, or an average of 7,400 each Sunday. With regard to the number of volumes at the service of the public, the committee
more » ... lic, the committee report that the stock of books on the shelves of the libraries is now 257,459, of which there are 104,692 in the reference library and 152,767 in the branches. RUNCORN.-During the year ended June 30th, 1895,2*1582 volumes were issued, an increase of 1,378 over the previous year's issues; 546 volumes were added, bringing up the total stock to 7,859. A music library has been formed, and short lectures on books and authors were delivered during the winter. Mr. Jones, the librarian, gives an excellent account of the Belfast meeting of the Association. The amount received from the library rate was only .£193 14s. WORKSOP.-The Worksop Urban District Council have unanimously decided to adopt the Public Libraries Act. The Mechanics' Institute have generously offered the whole of the books, about 3,000 volumes, in their library to the Council, and it is believed that the necessary funds for the erection of a suitable building will be raised by public subscription. The rate will produce about /186 per annum. YORK.-In aid of the Public Library Book Purchasing Fund an interesting lecture was given in the Central Hall of the Fine One of the chief reasons for the success which Bibliographica has achieved, is that it is not confined to any one branch of bibliography, but recognises the interest of all classes of book-lovers without distinction. The present volume does not fall behind its predecessor in this respect, dealing with a variety of subjects and this at the hands of the best authorities. Thus we have papers on " English Illuminated Manuscripts " and " Venetian Ducali," the former by Sir E. Maunde Thompson and the latter by Mr. J. W. Bradley. " Florentine Book Illustrations of the Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Centuries," are treated by Dr. Paul Kristeller; "The Illustrated Books of Sebastian Brant," by Mr. G. R. Redgrave ; and " Chinese Illustrated Books," by Professor Douglas. All these deal with the artistic side of book production, and Mr. A. W. Pollard has found a kindred subject in the " Transference of Woodcuts
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